The abuse of drugs in Orange County continues to threaten the lives of our young people and the future of our society. Burglary, robbery, and violent crime continue to be major problems, and the direct causal relationship between drug use and criminal behavior has been clearly established. Addiction, injury and loss of life are often the effects of abuse. The individual, the family and all of society are at risk unless we change the prevailing tolerant attitude toward drug usage and become committed to the goal of a drug free society.
Drug Use is Life Abuse, a support group of the Orange County Sheriff's Advisory Council, was formed in response to this pressing need. The organization endeavors to bring together leaders in business, government, education, religion, families, and law enforcement to work together towards changing the way society perceives drug use.
To provide schools and families with the most current drug abuse information in order to reduce substance abuse among the youth in Orange County communities.
To create an attitude that will eliminate drug abuse, gangs, and violence by focusing on youth, family, and the workplace through awareness, enforcement, and education.
Drug Use is Life Abuse (DUILA) is a creator, trainer, and coordinator of effective community responses to youth substance abuse and violence. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the organization has educated children, families, schools, employers, and the community since 1987.
School-based prevention programs, augmented with support activities, form our foundation. The four cornerstones of the DUILA experience are youth leadership development, community service opportunities, teambuilding, and professional networking to make a difference-together.
The results? Young Orange County citizens head towards bright futures, armed with the needed skills, knowledge, resources, confidence, and motivation to actively assist their communities.